KIX EAP Webinar on Girls' Education: Counting the Uncounted

June 15 2022 12:30 pm - 02:30 pm CEST
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The 14th KIX EAP Webinar will explore the problem of gender inequality in education, an enduring issue that urgently needs to be solved. The webinar is organised by NORRAG, the KIX Europe I Asia I Pacific (EAP) hub and the Gender Centre at the Geneva Graduate Institute.

The webinar will showcase the Accountability for Gender Equality in Education (AGEE) and the Gender Equality Monitoring frameworks, designed for use at national and global levels to support local and global commitments to equality, social justice and sustainable development. The frameworks are designed to be both robust and flexible; this means they are responsive to changing local, national and international contexts and issues, and sensitive to pressing contemporary issues including COVID-19 and the climate crisis. The AGEE project is an equal partnership between universities in Malawi, South Africa and the UK, working with selected UN agencies, bilateral donors and a range of civil society organisations; and has been funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council and their Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

Speakers include education researchers who developed the AGEE framework and international organisations who are using them in practice, as well as funders and gender scholars.

Webinar Outline

  • Opening remarks: Ambassador Aurora Diaz-Rato Revuelta, Permanent Representative of Spain to the United Nations Office at Geneva
  • What gets measured counts: A review of the AGEE Project – Elaine Unterhalter, Professor of Education & International Development and Co-Director of the Centre for Education and International Development at University College London
  • A global framework to monitor gender equality in and through education – Nicole Bella, Senior Education Specialist, UNESCO
  • Global versus local: What can global databases really tell us about out of school girls and boys – Antara Ganguli, Director, Secretariat of UN Girls’ Education Initiative – presentation to be confirmed
  • Gender-transformative diagnostics, analyses and tracking – identifying data needs and gaps, and setting meaningful indicators at the country level – Fabricia Devignes, Senior Education Specialist, UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning
  • Each presentation will be followed by a short Q&A session with the audience – Moderator: Marina Dreux Frotté, NORRAG Programme Coordinator and KIX EAP Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Lead

Download the programme of the event.

The webinar will have interpretation in Arabic, English, French, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Spanish. Presentations will be brief, well organised, concrete and hands-on with ample opportunity for clarifying questions and sharing own experiences.

Register here.